NEXT RACE EVENT
August 30th - Race # 6 of the
$1,000 to win (plus Bonus
Bucks by LoanMart and
Hoosier) LoanMart Open late
Model Series split 50's, Race #6
of the Hobby Stock Open Series,
MST, Toyota Sedans, 4-Bangers,
Mini Cup, 18 Second Bracket Race
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schedule of events.
Adult tickets are $15, Seniors
are $13, Youth are only $7,
and kids five and under are
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win free tickets,
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There is an OPEN PRACTICE THIS FRIDAY Night from 5-8pm.
THE BIG August SHOW this Saturday Night at Madera!
August 30th is ROUND #6 of the LoanMart Open Series featuring the best drivers competing in the Open
Late Model Series and the Open Hobby Stock Series. This series leads to the $10,000.00 to win October
18th Open Late Model race, and the big Open Hobby Stock race on the same date!
August 30th the Late Models compete in a 100 lap format with a halftime break at the 50 lap mark, while
the Open Hobby Stocks compete in a 50 lap format with a halftime break at 25 laps. Both of these divisions
feature the top talent in the territory so fans get to see some real hammer down short track racing.
The undercard for this fun August 30th show at LoanMart Madera Speedway includes the Mini Cup Series,
the MST's, the Toyota Sedans, the 4-Bangers and the wheel to wheel Super Speedway style 18 second
Tickets are only $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military, $7 for youth (ages 6-12) and kids five and
under are free! Discount family packs are also available.
Watch for our FREE TICKET contests all next week on our facebook page!
Slips and spills during Speedway's eventful SaturdayBy Mark Smith
The Madera Tribune
The Mountain Man 150-lap Enduro race at the LoanMart Madera Speedway Saturday night lived up to its
name, as more than a dozen drivers showed true grit while racing through multiple spills, skids, bumps
Working almost like a demolition derby with a lap count, drivers battled for position while trying to keep
control of their squirrely vehicles on a soaked track.
Within 11 laps, prominent Enduro driver Robert Reagan jumped into the lead over points leader David
Etheridge with a skilled sweep move.
Police lights flashing away on the top of his 810 car, Reagan kept solid control of the lead through lap 75,
even as Etheridge attempted to work back onto the inside line and steal back the top spot.
Meanwhile, other drivers provided a host of sights for cheering fans, including the sight of the 49 car of
Robert Smith and 11R of Rick Anderson get tangled up and slide down the front-end straightaway almost
into a wall.
After the race switched direction and restarted, Reagan continued to prove unstoppable until lap 103,
when Etheridge again attempted to snatch the lead.
Both drivers zipped and slid around lap traffic, often going three-cars-wide into turns and straightaways as
they gave fans arguably the best Enduro battle all year.
Back and forth the two drivers went: in lap 117, Etheridge took the lead; in lap 119 Reagan stole it back; in
lap 131 Etheridge again had the top spot, but in lap 146 Reagan again took back his lead and held it the rest
of the way for the checkered flag.
In the winner's circle - and his car spewing out steam in the background - Reagan said his path to victory
meant he had to switch gears as his vehicle began to overheat.
"I changed gears in the car to try and cool it off," Reagan said. "I was running hot. He got around me, so I
pulled it back down into second and did what I do."
Etheridge said he was disappointed in the loss but he hoped fans enjoyed the show.
"I wish I would have won," Etheridge laughed. "But I think that was the first time I've raced side by side
with Robert and it was a heck of a lot of fun … even though I'm disappointed I'm still super pumped up with
Other winners on the night included: Jason Lawton in his first Toyota Sedans win ever; Stacy Evans in a
decisive 4-Bangers victory; Sheldon Cooper in the Open Hobby Stocks series; Thomas Magray in the
18-Second Bracket Race; and Kevin Thompson in the MST's.
Lawton beamed in the winner's circle as he talked about his first-ever sedans victory, which he won in a
hard-fought race that saw several lead changes.
"It was a good run and a great race," Lawton said. "That's the best I've ever run out there. I'm really happy
with the car and the win, everything's going good right now."
In the MST's, Thompson increased his points lead after an incredible back-and-forth battle perhaps
symbolic of the class itself, where top drivers have been separated by as little as two points this season.
Thompson and his next closest competitor, Jason Bowersox, began the race side by side, each man hungry
for the green starting flag and as many points as possible. Click here ofr more...
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